Software product line engineering (SPLE) aims at developing a family of systems through reuse in order to reduce time to market and to increase product quality. The correctness of the development artifacts intended for reuse as well as the correctness of the developed products is of crucial interest for many safety-critical or business-critical applications. Formal methods and analysis approaches have been successfully applied in single system engineering over the last years in order to rigorously establish critical system requirements. However, in SPLE, formal methods and analysis approaches are not broadly applied yet, despite their potential to improve product quality. One of the reasons is that existing formal approaches from single system engineering do not consider variability, an essential aspect of product lines.
The objective of the workshop “Formal Methods and Analysis in Software Product Line Engineering (FMSPLE)” is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the SPLE community with researchers and practitioners working in the area of formal methods and analysis. So far, both communities are only loosely connected, despite very promising initial work on formal analysis techniques for software product lines. The workshop aims at reviewing the state of the art and the state of the practice in which formal methods and analysis approaches are currently applied in SPLE. This will lead to the discussion of a research agenda for the extension of existing formal approaches and the development of new formal techniques for dealing with the particular needs of SPLE. To achieve the above objectives, the workshop is intended as a highly interactive event fostering discussion and initiating collaborations between the participants from both communities.
The proposed workshop will focus on the application of formal methods and analysis approaches in all phases of SPLE, including domain and application engineering, in order to ensure the correctness of individual artifacts as well as consistency among them. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Analysis approaches and formal methods for:
Proofs of concept, industrial experiences and empirical evaluations
Vision and position papers on formal methods and analyses applied to SPLE
The FMSPLE workshop will be a full-day event, starting with a keynote presentation by David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain. The keynote will be followed by presentations of selected peer-reviewed papers. To foster interaction during the workshop, a discussant will be assigned to each presented paper. The task of the discussant will be to prepare a summary of the paper and initiate the discussion of its results. The workshop will close with a discussion of its participants to summarize the state of the art and the state of the practice as presented in the workshop, to collect research challenges for the application of formal methods in SPLE, and to identify research topics for future workshops.
|09:00 - 09:30||Welcome|
|09:30 - 10:30||
Keynote (David Benavides)
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 - 11:30||
Tomi Männistö will chair the session from 11:00 - 12:30.
|11:30 - 12:00||
*Towards Product Configuration Taking into Account Quality Concerns*
|12:00 - 12:30||
*Towards an Incremental Automata-Based Approach for Software Product-Line Model Checking*
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:30||
Andrzej Wasowski will chair the session from 14:00 - 15:30.
|14:30 - 15:00||
*A Transformational Proof System for Delta-Oriented Programming***
|15:00 - 15:30||
*A Modal Logic for Abstract Delta Modeling*
|15:30 - 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 - 17:00||Closing discussion
Ina Schaefer will lead the Closing discussion.
The contributed papers are expected to comprise research papers containing novel and previously unpublished results, experience reports, reports of industrial case studies, tool descriptions, and short papers describing work in progress or exploratory ideas. All papers have to follow the ACM two-column conference proceedings format (Letter) and be 4 - 8 pages of length.
The papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference management system and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The program committee will select the best papers based on quality, relevance to the workshop, and potential to initiate discussions for presentation. The workshop proceedings will be published in the second volume of the SPLC proceedings.
Ina Schaefer (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
Martin Becker (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
Fabricia Roos-Frantz (UNIJUI University, Brazil)
Peter Y. H. Wong (Fredhopper B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands)